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Fire in block of flats

Hawtree Close, Southend
19/10/2019 @ 19:31
Incident Number: 111241
In attendance: 2 x Southend, 1 x Leigh, 1 x Shoeburyness


Crews were called to a block of flats after reports of a fire on the third floor. 

On arrival firefighters reported that there was a substantial fire in an enclosed refuse chute room and that a sofa and other combustible materials were alight. 

Firefighters worked quickly to extinguish the fire by 8pm and then used fans to ventilate the area. 

The cause of the fire has been recorded as accidental or deliberate both possibilities. 

The refuse room and surrounding stairwell have both suffered from fire and smoke damage. 

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